Financial Aid for College Students - Grants

Written by Max Stein


The bad news about attending college is that it costs more than ever to attend. The College Board estimatesrepparttar average four-year public college costs almost $5,000 per year to attend and a two-year public college is almost $2000. And thatís not countingrepparttar 109324 skyrocketing cost of textbooks or other class fees. The good news is there is more than $105 billion dollars available in student financial aid. Some of this money is available for freeÖinrepparttar 109325 form of college grants.

While there are many options to consider financing your college education, this article will discuss specifically grants for college.

The most common form of Federal grant money isrepparttar 109326 Pell Grant. The amount awarded is based on your financial need and it is for undergraduate study only. Pell Grants can be awarded to part-time students. The maximum amount of a Pell Grant is $3000 per year and it can be combined with other grants or financial aid.

Another common federal grant isrepparttar 109327 Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant or SEOG. Likerepparttar 109328 Pell Grant,repparttar 109329 SEOG is awarded based on financial need and is for undergraduate study. This grant can be combined with other school grants or financial aid, butrepparttar 109330 cap is $1000 per year.

How to become a Dental Assistant

Written by Max Stein


Becoming a dental assistant offers one ofrepparttar fastest educational paths to enteringrepparttar 109323 rapidly expanding healthcare field.

Dental Assistant Job Description

Dental assistants provide support functions for dentists including assisting with dental procedures, lab work and office functions.

When helping with patientís dental procedures, a dental assistant may be involved with:

Preparing dental instruments Gathering patientís dental records Handing instruments to dentist during patient procedures Keepingrepparttar 109324 patientís mouth dry during procedures Instructing patients on proper oral healthcare Taking and preparing x-rays Applying anesthetics

Lab duties of dental assistants include making casts of teeth, creating temporary crowns and cleaning dental prosthetics.

Office support includes scheduling appointments, receiving patients inrepparttar 109325 office, billing, ordering supplies and keeping patient records.

Most dental assistants work in dentistís offices. A small portion may work in hospitals or doctorís offices. Similar to dental hygienists, up to one third of dental assistants work part-time.

Salary Ranges / Job Outlook for Dental Assistants

Like many healthcare fields,repparttar 109326 demand for dental assistants is expected to grow faster than average overrepparttar 109327 next decade.

The median hourly pay rate for dental assistants is $13.10 andrepparttar 109328 high and low range ofrepparttar 109329 scale is $8.45 atrepparttar 109330 low end and $19.41 atrepparttar 109331 high end.

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